I have 2 XP Pro SP2 PC's. 1.laptop & 2.Desktop I used the same XP DVD to install the same OS on both of them. I used the exact same USER Name & Password on both PC's to login I encrypted some files on one of the HDD's on my 2.desktop pc. using the windows file encryption (EFS) from the advance file properties feature. I now have this 2. desktop PC taken apart and have that HDD with the encrypted files on it in an external usb cradle. I want to copy those encrypted files from that external HDD onto my 1.laptop but it wont let me because of the files being encrypted by windows, I figured that it would let me copy them because both pc's use the same exact same USER Name & Password on both PC's to login.. but i guess not So my question is how do i get those files off of that HDD onto my 1.laptop without having to put my 2.desktop pc all back together again and then decrypt the files so i can then copy then..??